Thursday, 22 December 2011


I hate to look rude and ungrateful but at the moment I am using a computer that takes an hour to do the simpliest thing and I've lost so much stuff lot including e-mail addresses .... so can I say Paula ... thank you so much for your parcel ... I haven't opened it, its under the tree and I am so sorry I haven't been able to e-mail you personally as yours is one of the addresses I have lost.
And another Thank You to Donna (again another address lost) for your card and beautiful christmas beading .... I just love them xxxx
What with my computer and dodgy camera I am blogging on a wing and a prayer .... but fingers crossed I will be able to show you some of the lovely cards I have recieved in the next day or so.

It’s Christmas ….. And I’m In A Frivolous Frame Of Mind …..

……at Chateau Fiddle Fart it’s a family tradition that we have new pyjamas to wear on Christmas Eve ….
Primark reindeer pyjamas
…. well yesterday I popped into town to get mine …. (Primark £7)

I’m a bit gutted that me and my sister missed out on the reindeer jumper (also from Primark) …. however I think I have located a very similar pattern …. so guess what I’m planning on knitting sometime next year!!!

Christmas Teabag Card

Not a new idea, but this is the first time I have made my own Christmas “cup of tea” cards.
Christmas teabag
I’ve made the card using my Sizzix Gift Card Holder die and a strong double sided paper I found in Paperchase a couple of years ago. 
Christmas teabag 1
I think double sided paper is perfect for this idea. I’ve mat and layered the verse on silver and the patterned side of the paper.
Christmas teabag poem
And then just added a bit of faux stitching.
Sizzix Gift Holder - Xmas teabag
I couldn’t decide whether to embellish the front of the card, and in the end decided not, the pattern was enough,  less is more!